The Best Travel Guide to Chongqing
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Mountain City by night

The nocturnal views of this mountain city are its greatest draw, extraordinary and unique, due to its special geographic features. When night descends, the lights from tens of thousands of households sparkle and twitter like the stars falling to ordinary lives, above the glowing neon lights of boats on the Yangtze and Jialin Rivers. There are three prime spots to be immersed in the night of Chongqing. They are the One-tree Outlook Platform, Huge Golden Eagle spot on the south mountain of Nanan District and the Kanshan Tower in Erling Park. A boat tour on the rivers can be arranged at Chaotian Gate.
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Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum

The museum is the centre for collecting, researching and exhibiting the history and culture of Chongqing city and the Three Gorges area. All the cultural relics excavated from the Three Gorges area and other historical collections of the original city museum is housed here. Using high-tech facilities, the museum directly and vividly displays the geologic features, species, changes in local culture and customs and the models of the massive Three Gorges Dam Project. Next to the museum are the Chongqing People Plaza and Great Hall of the People.
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Eighteen Ladders

This old street is where tourists can experience and appreciate the local culture and customs. The houses scattered on both sides of the street are a showcase of Chongqing’s history. From the ancient Diaojiao Lou and Kunbang House, houses from the 1950s or 1960s made of bamboo to tile houses in the Soviet style made in the 1960s or 1970s. These houses are like an exhibition of historical architecture. The best part is that it is just a block away from the prosperous downtown.
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